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Religion events from around the Washington area

Homecoming events, health fair, 9/11 unity walk, concerts, literacy volunteers, Ken Burns documentary.


Arlington growing increasingly unaffordable, study shows

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

A county examination of housing costs proves the difficulty of paying rising rents and buying a home.

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks

About 20 D.C. locations are participating in the annual worldwide event that raises awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities. Expect a shortage of metered parking spots in some areas.

Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


The importance of a well-designed street

(Roger K. Lewis / Roger K. Lewis)

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.


Celebration to mark 60th anniversary of C&O Canal hike

(Doublas Chevalier / Douglas Chevalier)

The national historic park, which draws 5 million visitors a year, has become a symbol for preservation.


Commuters stuck in Rosslyn Metro elevator for 20 minutes

The three elevators, paid for by Arlington County, are less than a year old.


Arlington incumbent leads in campaign fundraising

John Vihstadt reports more money in as County Board race begins in earnest.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.


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Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

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Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

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At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

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Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

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Man seen talking to missing student is sought

Police continued their search in Charlottesville for Hannah Graham, 18, a U-Va. student who disappeared last weekend.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

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